Yesterday (August 9) marked two years since Mike Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer. Darren Wilson is the cop who fatally shot Brown. Brown was unarmed at the time and had his hands up in an attempt to surrender at time that Wilson killed him.
In the years since, Mike Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden has become a leader in fighting for justice for her son and others like him. She has teamed up with mothers of sons who got killed senselessly by the police as well. McSpadden also wrote a book about Mike Brown to share his story and let everyone know just who was at just 18 years old.
As we continue to join forces to fight for justice for Mike Brown and others, check out Lezley McSpadden’s speech at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival below: